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Sru

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Daughter's birthday so had a few hours to kill before seeing her. Decided to try the old, hackneyed bandsaw reindeer ... first attempt and was pleasantly surprised. Could not spend a few hours sanding them perfect but a bit of danish oil gave them a nice colour. One more new thing learned :)

This was with a 1/4" blade on a Sabre 350. The specs say you can't go lower than the 1/4 inch but I am unclear why? Presumable something to do with the guides? Would love to run a thinner blade for stuff like this.


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Good job on the reindeer. I used 1/8" blades for years on large(ish) Startrite bandsaws in an industrial context. I don't see any reason why you can't do the same with your saw if you set up (or possibly adapt) the guides properly. I used to buy 100ft rolls and weld my own.

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The Axminster YouTube channel did a 3 dimensional reindeer last week with a scrollsaw (one piece of timber) - with free plans to have a go yourself
 

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Scroll saw / fret saw's are ideal for these jobs
 
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